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Agile Project Manager

Job Location: Sydney

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00504377

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Agile Project Manager

 

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Shape your skills with our global technology team

Do you want to develop your technology skills within a global team? With Accenture Technology, you will have the chance to combine your deep technology expertise and industry-specific insights to transform our clients' ability to achieve their business outcomes. You will assess, define, implement and/or support world-class solutions for our clients, spanning simple IT projects to large-scale, enterprise-level change programs.

 

Accenture Technology


As one of the world’s largest independent providers of technology services, at Accenture Technology you will help provide our clients with a full range of innovative technology solutions, as well as proven consulting and outsourcing services, to help them become more successful. From the development of IT strategy to the optimisation, management and security of the underlying infrastructure, applications and data, you will have the opportunity to impact our clients’ success.

 

The Agile Project Managers are agile experts, they empower teams to collaborate and make effective decisions promoting adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery and continuous improvement. They encourage rapid and flexible response to change ensuring stakeholder satisfaction and return on investment.

 

Job Description

 

As part of our Resources Industry Technology Group working in leading edge projects you will define an adaptive model based on greater collaboration and communication between teams; Recognising Agile as a cultural change that impacts people you will implement processes and tools in different ways across the organisation, based on an iterative, time boxed and incremental approach, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organising and cross-function teams. With Agile you will promote adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery and encourage a rapid and flexible response to change. You will help adopt and improve agile at project or enterprise level. Your role entails:

  • Ensure team compliance with agile scrum framework/ADM

  • Facilitate process activities of Agile software development/scrum encouraging and supporting the teams to self-manage their iterations using a servant-leader management style

  • Train others in the Scrum Framework

  • Remove barriers to effectiveness

  • Manage external tasks

  • Overall sprint and data management for the project

  • Tracks team capacity and velocity metrics for planning purposes

  • Ensure self-organised team's continuous improvement through monitoring and coaching

  • Serve as communication liaison between the team and Product Owner, Program Manager, and Stakeholder

  • Develop people through coaching and by fostering a positive work environment

  • Schedule, plan and facilitate collaboration per the Scrum framework, daily stand-up meetings, regular iteration reviews and planning meetings between the team, Product Owner, and stakeholders

  • Schedule and facilitate regular team retrospective meetings per the scrum framework

  • Work with the Product Owners to identify that the product backlog is in place and ranked/ groomed to the appropriate level to start and continue development iterations

  • Challenge the team to implement team operational improvements.

  • Encourage and instil process improvements

  • Ensure that identified agile software progress metrics are in place and that the team and product owner are enabled to input data for said metrics. Responsible for collating and preparing metric data on a regular basis using repeatable methods

  • Assist self-managing teams to coordinate resources and accepted work

  • Monitor the team's work flow

  • Assist the product owner in maintaining a product strategy/roadmap, including competitive and market positioning

  • Facilitate Accenture and Scrum Framework process compliance inspections and artefact creation and inspections.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field preferred

  • 2+ years’ experience as a Scrum Master

 

Preferred Skills

  • Certified Scrum

  • SAFe background

  • At least 2 years of experience in agile coaching and training

  • Hands on experience on agile flavours such as SAFe, Scrum and Kanban as well as experience/knowledge in the waterfall methodology

  • Knowledge about CI, DevOps TDD BDD practices. 

  • Atlassian tooling suite background (i.e. Jira and Confluence)

  • IT/software process improvement experience

  • Development or test experience

  • Experience managing teams

  • Leadership experience within an agile software development team

  • Experience managing multiple Agile teams (i.e.Scrum of Scrums)

  • Certified SAFe Agilist SA, CSM, CSPO

 

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Driven and proactive

  • Ability to drive continuous improvement and team maturity

  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Desire to work in an information systems environment 

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent leadership and management skills

About Accenture
 
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As a leading professional services company with more than 411,000 people working across 120 countries, your career can take many exciting paths spanning digital, strategy, consulting, technology and operations.
 
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